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European ceramics

The collection European ceramics is currently not on display.

Renowned worldwide

This collection provides a survey of glazed earthenware, tin-glazed earthenware, stoneware and porcelain from the end of the Middle Ages to the present, illustrating the variety of styles and techniques. Because of the quality of its individual pieces, the ensemble of Delft tin-glazed earthenware and Dutch faience is renowned worldwide. The Belgian ceramics include items of Antwerp maiolica (Renaissance ceramics), stoneware from Raeren and Buoffioulx, tin-glazed earthenware from Brussels, faience fine from Andenne and porcelain from Brussels. The collection of Tournai porcelain (the Solvay...

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Part of the 'Aux oiseaux de Buffon' table service, soft-paste porcelain
Part of the 'Aux oiseaux de Buffon' table service, 18th cent., Tournai (Belgium), soft-paste porcelain

From the 19th century to the present day

There is also a rich collection of ceramics from the end of the 19th century to the end of the 20th and it includes a vase by Gauguin, tin-glazed earthenware and stoneware from the Bock atelier at La Louvière, glazed clay by Willy Finch, as well as Art Deco porcelain from Sèvres and Copenhagen. Contemporary, post-war Belgian and foreign ceramics are also represented.

Vase by Charles Catteau, 20th cent., Faïencerie de Kéramis (Boch Frères) La Louvière (Belgium), stoneware

Valérie Montens